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Fill in with Past Simple or Past Continuous.

Last night I ____________________(be) alone at home. I _________________________(lie) on my bed and I


______________________________(watch) TV when I _________________________(hear) a strange noise.
The noise ___________________________(come) from the kitchen. I _________________________(go)
downstairs, ___________________________(pick up) a heavy vase from the table and ____________________
(head for) the kitchen. I _______________________(open) the door very slowly. Then I __________________
(see) someone. He _____________________________(search) in the fridge. I ________________________(be)
so frightened that I ____________________________(drop) the vase I _________________________________
(carry) and it _____________________________(crash) onto the floor. The man _______________________
(turn) towards the door and I _________________________(see) his face. It was my husband!
Fill in with the Past Simple or Past Perfect then state which action happened first.
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When I left (leave) the house, I realised (realise) that I


First action:

had forgotten (forget) my keys.

had forgotten

After I ________________________(finish) digging the garden I ___________________(decided) to


go for a walk.
First action: ____________________________

I __________________________(lend) Fiona some money only after she ________________________


(promise) to give it back the next day.
First action: ____________________________

They kept arguing about the money their father ___________________________(leave) them in his will
when he ___________________________(die).
First action: ____________________________

Kate _________________________(start) studying after John _______________________(leave).


First action: ____________________________

I _____________________________(buy) Beckie a plant yesterday because she ___________________


(sing) so well in the concert the night before.
First action: ____________________________

When I ___________________________(see) Julie, I __________________________(realise) that I


________________________________(meet) her before.
First action: _____________________________

Fill in a suitable word or phrase using 'Present' or 'Past' verb forms.


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As soon as I

saw that the house was

on fire, I phoned the fire brigade.

By the end of 1990 he ____________________________________________ eleven different countries.

The river flooded because _______________________________________________ heavily for weeks.

Where have you been? I _______________________________________________________ for hours.

The first time I _________________________________________________ a bicycle, I kept falling off.

Steven didn't realise he _____________________________________ until he put his hand in his pocket.

Mark was out of breath. He ____________________________________________________ for an hour.

He is very strong because ______________________________________________________ every day.

He ______________________________________________________ the park when it started to snow.

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Don't make too much noise! The baby ____________________________________________________.

Put the verbs in brackets into the Past Simple or the Past Perfect.
Last Monday Angie

got up (get up) for work as usual and _______________________(go) to the kitchen to

have some breakfast. But when she _________________________(open) the fridge, she __________________
(find) that her flatmate Lucy ____________________________(drink) all the milk not a good start to the day!
So she _________________________(get) dressed and _____________________(go) out to the car. There she
_________________________(find) that she ______________________________(forget) to put the cover on
the car the night before and there _______________________(be) thick frost all over the windscreen. She
_______________________(scrape) it off and ________________________(get) into the car. However, when
she ____________________________(turn) the key, nothing _______________________(happen)! Someone
____________________________(leave) the headlights on and the battery ________________________(go)
flat. She _____________________(be) furious as Lucy _______________________(use) the car last and it
_______________________(be) her who _____________________________(forget) to switch off the lights.
Angie _______________________(head) for the bus stop to wait in the freezing cold.
Write what was going to happen but didn't happen.
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He was going to drink some orange juice but there was none left.

She _______________________________________ her red skirt but it was dirty.

They ______________________________________ some flowers but the shop was closed.

Fill in with 'Past Simple', 'Present Simple', 'Present Continuous' or 'Present Perfect'.
Jane:

Hi, Johnny. I

haven't heard (not / hear) from you for a long time. Where _______________________

(you / be)?
John:

I ____________________(start) a new job six months ago. I ___________________(be) a computer


salesman now. I _________________________(enjoy) it very much. My company _________________
(send) me abroad every few weeks. Last month I ______________________(go) to Japan it
_______________________(be) fantastic!

Jane:

Wow! Japan! How long __________________________(you / stay) there? Tell me all about it.

John:

I ___________________(stay) there for three weeks in a luxurious hotel. The company always
_____________________(pay) for everything.

Jane:

I'd love a job like yours.

John:

Well, actually, Jane, that ________________(be) the reason why I ______________________(call) you
now. I __________________(need) an assistant. Last week, the company __________________(tell) me
to choose someone and I immediately __________________(think) of you. What _____________________(think)?

Jane:

When __________________________(I / start).